Hannah Stippl has fused a love for pattern with a deep interest for the landscape. In addition to her artistic work, she was teaching in the Department for Landscape Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. During the last years, she concentrated on large format wallpaintings, inspired by natural structures like thickets or overgrown slopes, mixed with floral patterns of wallpapers. She has studios in Elsbach, Lower Austria and Aguilas, Spain.
Acrylic, Gouache and Spraypaint on Canvas, 160 x 240 cm
In her recent large canvas paintings Hannah Stippl works not only with pattern rollers, but also with prefabricated stencils. From these set pieces she builds sceneries and atmospheres that seem familiar and alien at the same time. In “Slope” she refers to an agricultural landscape, but every seemingly concrete reference point turns out to be a wallpaper pattern.
Acrylic and Gouache on Paper, 60 x 80 cm
A glance into a garden, or a forest clearing? A broken fence or tall grasses? Twilight, fog, a cloudy day? With patterns and textures Hannah Stippl gives only hints. Tree trunks and foliage are less recognized than read by the viewer into the structures.
inGALLERY Creative Times
Exhibition 12-20 October 2019
at S. Eufemia Gallery
Giudecca 597, Venice